Tuesday Forum: June 11, 2019

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  1. feelthebern

    A great doco coming up on Fox.
    This SEAL called Casey Ryback.
    Kicked some terrorists heads in.
    If only the Yanks had someone like him in ‘nam.

  2. Notafan

    I see not on second reading

  3. DrBeauGan

    Notafan
    #3040457, posted on June 11, 2019 at 8:16 pm
    You posted cash?

    The second time I sent a postal order together with a fifty dollar note😁

    The fifty was a straight bribe to expedite things. I’ll find out tomorrow if it worked.

  4. There are several levels to IP law. You might hold copyright but not the trademark. For example, a song downloadable on iTunes has many layers of IP rights.

    Thomas holds the copyright. That is indisputable. The issue is if it is the correct IP protection. I don’t know what further claims he asserts or has been granted or if the protection is international.

    If I made a hoodie and track pant combo that was all Aboriginal flag, I’m doubtful that copyright would cover it. Particularly if I made the design synonymous with the branding. Can I wear an outfit that uses copyrighted text (say, of a novel) that is not for educational purposes under Part VB of the Copyright Act? What if it gets so famous that it is a cultural trope, said each day in most households?

    Then there is the issue that the flag is a political issue. We have an implied right to free political communication. Do I have a right to wear clothes emblazoned with the flag? Can a corporation satirise Thomas and emblazon their merchandise with that?

  5. Bruce in WA

    So Harold Thomas designs the flag, did he indeed trademark it?

    Doesn’t need to under Oz law … it’s automatically granted.

  6. Armadillo

    The fifty was a straight bribe to expedite things. I’ll find out tomorrow if it worked.

    Cash is king, Doc. It’s a bit problematic when you don’t know which office staffer you actually bribed.

  7. bespoke

    “Cubans have their own idea of time”

    Model A delivery service.

  8. Armadillo
    #3040453, posted on June 11, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    That is actually pretty funny Arma because FB claims to own all images posted there.

    This is where it gets bizarre. So Google Earth drives past my house, takes a photo and the pricks at FB claim they own the image? I’m feeling a bit violated. I didn’t give the fuckers permission to photograph my house, nor did I ask them fly a satellite over it taking “happy snaps”.

    These people are unbelievable.

    The way they deal with this shit too is to be totally unapproachable by the general public. Yet, you deal with them all of the time. It is diabolically hilarious.

  9. memoryvault

    There are several levels to IP law.

    Dot, you are over complexicating things, like you often do. It’s a scam to screw taxpayer’s money out of the Federal government. Nothing more, nothing less.

    And it will work.

  10. DrBeauGan

    Cash is king, Doc. It’s a bit problematic when you don’t know which office staffer you actually bribed.

    I have a name, ‘Dillo. I marked the registered letter for his attention.

  11. Armadillo

    Che Guevara would be pretty pissed off right now.

  12. Another issue is Crown copyright. If it is an official flag – really the whole thing is a dog’s breakfast.

    Bruce in WA
    #3040465, posted on June 11, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    So Harold Thomas designs the flag, did he indeed trademark it?

    Doesn’t need to under Oz law … it’s automatically granted.

    No, trademarks need to be registered. Copyright is impliedly automatically granted. These are different property rights, not just different levels of property rights.

    You can claim prior use or prior intended use to dispute someone else registering the trademark.

    Trademark does have a passive common law analogue in passing off but after 47 years and only 22 years of an existing copyright…?

  13. jupes

    Maybe they’re mooning the deplorable ratepayers?

    I don’t think there are too many of us. Safe Labor seat.

  14. Gab

    Gab seems to be over-generalising from a bad experience.

    Nope, Dr BG. Not over generalizing at all, in fact quite specific but yes to speaking from bitter recent experience.

  15. Black Ball

    Thank you to those who endeavoured to answer my question regarding trademarks. Much appreciated.
    Feeltheburn, I am more interested in William Stranex and his evolution into super villain.
    ‘And this little piggy went to…oooh mama.’

  16. BrettW

    When are White Ribbon in VIC going to say no longer wish to associate with CMFFEU or accept their donations. Same goes for hospitals.

    The reality is they only got involved with the charity to make up for their thuggery.

    Setka wouid have stepped down by now but unfortunately Dave Noonan won’t give up his seat on the CBUS board for him.

    Let’s not forget ex CFMEU leader in Qld, Hanna, now doing time for rape.

  17. L.B.Loveday

    John Setka has been found guilty five times of assaulting police, five times of assault by kicking, seven times for wilful trespass, five times for resisting arrest, once for theft and once for attempted theft by deception, inter alia, but that’s been no problem to being a prominent member of the ALP. And jailed twice for contempt of court, again no problem.

    However, after saying a few words about Rosie Batty, said by some to be derogatory, but I saw as a statement of fact, not necessarily even a criticism, Albanese, Andrews and a pack want him out of the ALP. FIVE times convicted of assaulting police is ok by the very top ALP hierarchy, but a few clumsy words, not even close to criminal, and out you go.

  18. Knuckle Dragger

    Seen the Setka type before.

    Six foot plus, 100kg plus. Brooding demeanour. Looks like he’ll glass you when you’re not looking.

    Big, big man threatening the ladees. If a man stands in front of him he turns into teary shit-streaked pus.

    Classic piece of shit, and that skank he’s with isn’t much better.

  19. Frank

    Classic piece of shit, and that skank he’s with isn’t much better.

    I thought she tried to do a runner to SA but got sprung for DUI. Has she gone back?

  20. egg_

    Nude cyclists ride through the streets of Chicago, California and Toronto as part of the 2019 World Naked Bike Ride to expose dangers of climate change

    Globular coldening will be a threat to naked boobs and [email protected]?

  21. cohenite

    Then there is the issue that the flag is a political issue. We have an implied right to free political communication. Do I have a right to wear clothes emblazoned with the flag? Can a corporation satirise Thomas and emblazon their merchandise with that?

    Bingo.

  22. Candy

    Labor needs to see the end of Setka types. Let’s see if Albo has the ticker.

  23. Gab

    Black Ball, tomorrow I will have to eat humble pie because I quoted facts to someone who, like you, also made similar statements as you did on the previous. On numerous occasions amid, friendly (I thought) discussion – and always initiated by the other person. I feel like it was all a trap.
    Seems some facts are not worth mentioning.

  24. Knuckle Dragger

    Tried.

    Nope.

    I no comprende.

  25. egg_

    And how many buckets of concrete have been sacrificed in the name of “safety” when the real union objective is something entirely different?

    Those who oppose the Union have an unfortunate safety record?

  26. max

    Anyone here following the news from Hong Kong ?

    Tomorrow there will be another large protest. I’ve read a few blog comments from disenchanted HKers urging people to avoid traveling there in future.

    If protesters shutdown the city for an extended period it will be very tempting for Beijing to step in. That would be fatal and a second Tianmen would be in the offing.

  27. Knuckle Dragger

    Why do they bother having a cricket World Cup in England at all?

    Pissing rain yet again, apparently. No wonder the Poms all moved to WA.

  28. Bruce in WA

    No, trademarks need to be registered. Copyright is impliedly automatically granted. These are different property rights, not just different levels of property rights.

    Oops, my bad. I read “copyright’ instead of “trademark”. You are dead right.

    Nevertheless, copyright covers works of art as well. Unless he did it at the behest of an employer, as an employee, it’s his. It can’t be reproduced without his permission.

    (Having said that, we emailed him years ago for permission to use the design in an educational publication. Three times. Never heard back. So we used it anyway. Still haven’t heard a dickybird about it.)

  29. Nick

    Tomorrow there will be another large protest. I’ve read a few blog comments from disenchanted HKers urging people to avoid traveling there in future.

    Are they worried about their safety?
    I was at the very front of the 2003 March. Sooner or later China will do something stupid with regards HK.

  30. Top Ender

    When the Socialist Morning Herald has it in for you, it’s time to go:

    Meanwhile, Setka remains leader of his union, and there are few people in public life with thicker skin. On Tuesday he gave an interview, standing his ground, refusing to resign and hitting back at his growing number of critics.

    John Setka has withstood political witch-hunts and ideological attacks, and he has won some significant gains for his members. But this has not been a political attack.

    It is now up to the leaders and members of his own union – the only ones who can remove him – to step up and finally deal with this crisis.

    and

    Members pay Setka’s salary while he deals with harassment charges

    Construction union secretary John Setka has been receiving full pay and entitlements while on leave from the union for six months to face criminal charges for harassing a woman.

    Gooorrrrnnn!

  31. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3040498, posted on June 11, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Why do they bother having a cricket World Cup in England at all?

    Pissing rain yet again, apparently. No wonder the Poms all moved to WA.

    And Whyalla.
    I think it used to be said that BHP in Whyalla stood for Broken Hearted Poms.

  32. Knuckle Dragger

    CFMMEU.

    Aren’t they Gunner’s mob?

  33. mh

    If protesters shutdown the city for an extended period it will be very tempting for Beijing to step in. That would be fatal and a second Tianmen would be in the offing.

    Our Federal parliament is united in support of Beijing, whatever the outcome.

  34. Knuckle Dragger

    Waaahaaay back in the day in Melbourne when the Patrick Stevedore ruckus was on, it was the MUA v The Jacks.

    Said jacks were kitted out in helmets, shin guards, long batons and those who thought ahead wore cricket boxes as well. The waterfront dickheads started their chant ‘MUA – Here to Stay!’

    After about 15 minutes of this, the coppers walked right through that open door and started a chant of their own: ‘MUA – Are all Gay!’

    Nasty confrontations may or may not have ensued. Good times. Apparently.

  35. Rockdoctor

    On the Koori flag. Gonna be interesting as most of the Schools staff polo shirts here in NQ have it emblazoned on it despite most NQ mobs being Murri’s but I digress… Popcorn time?

  36. BrettW

    Who else gets 6 months paid leave for DV against their wife? And gets 30 charges dropped ?

    Perhaps the CFMEU should offer all their wife beating members the same benefits their leader also gets.

  37. chrisl

    I visited a client today who had a man cave set up complete with bar and pool table.His pool cues were lined up in front of an aboriginal flag. Look he said “Still behind bars”
    Hmmm

  38. Knuckle Dragger

    Chrisl,

    I trust you told your client that if he stopped being a monumental cock, he wouldn’t be behind bars in the first place.

  39. Mark A

    Cactus
    #3040346, posted on June 11, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    I don’t understand why people are reading the troll. I’m sure your blood pressure will be lower if you just scroll. I do. There is nothing to be gained from reading and engaging.

    I read everyone elses contribution and I am struck by how many people’s posts are the same frustration/unpacking/arguing etc with the Troll.

    Agree completely.
    Someone else (may have been you?) also mentioned the repetitive nature of comments from both sides.

    Nothing new can be gained from continued discussion with the ‘wang.

  40. Knuckle Dragger

    I stand by my position on the spastic herder.

  41. chrisl

    I thought it was quite amusing and asked to take a picture.He said no! I said it was sad/funny.He had made good use of his bar fridge on his RDO so I left it at that.Could be an interesting project!

  42. zyconoclast

    Almost 100 Australian nurses could be working in hospitals in the north east of Scotland by the end of the year after a successful recruitment drive to tackle shortages.

    Some – mainly graduate nurses – have already arrived in Aberdeen from Western Australia, and more are expected to follow next month.

    NHS Grampian made the move due to an oversupply of graduates in Australia.

    They are said to be drawn by the offer of permanent contracts.

  43. max

    Nick, I think more angry though also concerned about the disappearance of the HK everyone remembers.

  44. memoryvault

    Nothing new can be gained from continued discussion with the ‘wang.

    +100 Mark.
    Regrettably the Numbers Cheer Squad isn’t listening.

  45. Black Ball

    I trust you told your client that if he stopped being a monumental cock, he wouldn’t be behind bars in the first place.

    Always reminded of this

    https://youtu.be/lbOtyWTRZ_g

  46. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3040517, posted on June 11, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    I stand by my position on the spastic herder.

    Not a problem KD, I felt the same for a time and posted some replies to his posts, but it’s like water off… he is impervious to facts and arguments.

    I think the ‘dillo got it right last night, the ‘wang has a mental problem.

  47. Old School Conservative

    I just read in Breitbart about that depraved bloke called Joe Biden.

    Two years after his wife and daughter died in a car crash, he was out and about boasting about his sex life with her.
    His sniffing was creepy. Comparing his late wife to a Playboy bunny and explaining how he satisfied her in bed was downright disgusting.

  48. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘the ‘wang’

    Ha!

  49. MatrixTransform

    Nothing new can be gained from continued discussion with the ‘wang’

    its sport … like a fox hunt.

    I tend to refrain except on weekends

  50. memoryvault

    I think the ‘dillo got it right last night, the ‘wang has a mental problem.

    He craves attention, Mark. And he knows he’ll get it here.
    He’ll keep coming back for as long as he does.

  51. Geriatric Mayfly

    They’re after him again. This time a faux humanoid wants a cake to celebrate its transition. Bound to happen here from start to finish.

    The Left’s Latest Obsession: Buying a Cake
    Brian C. Joondeph
    Harrassing a little Denver baker to no good end. More

  52. BrettW

    Watching some sort of Congress judiciary hearing in USA about the Mueller investigation. James Dean formerly of Nixon Watergate fame giving his thoughts to somehow support Democrats. Seems he has made over 900 tweets about Trump and none of them favourable. The Rep. Members of the committee far from impressed. Seems he had a previous go against Bush / Chaney and said they were worse than Watergate.

    The Dem Chairman of the committee was a big supporter of Bill Clinton when he was being impeached.

    The Democrats are digging a bigger hole for themselves. Recently saw a good comment by a Democrat who said the constant emphasis on trying to get Trump was detracting from everything else they were trying to do regarding legislation etc.

    The hearing is not evidence but just Dean and some Professor and others giving their opinions on various questions put by the Committee. It is a bit like Q&A as three out of 4 “witnesses” are anti Trump.

    Just a forum for Congressmen to voice their opinions.

    Seems the first call to impeach Trump was a week after he was elected !

    This is peak TDS.

  53. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    7m
    Sad when you think about it, but Mexico right now is doing more for the United States at the Border than the Democrats in Congress!

  54. jupes

    No wonder the Poms all moved to WA.

    Well they’d be disappointed if they moved to Perth. It’s been pissing down since Friday.

  55. Black Ball

    Just another thought, why are all the miscreants and filth attracted to Summer Bay and/or Ramsay Street? Veritable hothouses of unseeming behaviour.

  56. MatrixTransform

    if only the wangster could operate with the same grace it expects from everybody else a proper discussion could occur.
    but no.

    ever get the feeling it keeps notes?
    Goebbels style

  57. Knuckle Dragger

    Don’t go to Mt. Thomas BB.

    It’s well known as the crime capital of the world. Leaves Mexico City and Tijuana in the shade.

  58. memoryvault

    It’s been pissing down since Friday.

    Well they better get used to it.
    It ain’t going away any decade soon.

  59. jupes

    John Setka has been found guilty five times of assaulting police, five times of assault by kicking, seven times for wilful trespass, five times for resisting arrest, once for theft and once for attempted theft by deception, inter alia, but that’s been no problem to being a prominent member of the ALP. And jailed twice for contempt of court, again no problem.

    However, after saying a few words about Rosie Batty, said by some to be derogatory, but I saw as a statement of fact, not necessarily even a criticism, Albanese, Andrews and a pack want him out of the ALP. FIVE times convicted of assaulting police is ok by the very top ALP hierarchy, but a few clumsy words, not even close to criminal, and out you go.

    This.

  60. MatrixTransform

    why are all the miscreants and filth attracted to Summer Bay and/or Ramsay Street

    because that’s where all the hotties live.
    Der

  61. Black Ball

    Duly noted Dragger. Forgot about that.

  62. Black Ball

    Super Truckers. FMD the logistics of their work is quite amazing.

  63. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘until they bled’

    Great. Now we have to deal with spontaneous involuntary transitioning.

    The madness never ends.

  64. Bruce in WA

    Well they’d be disappointed if they moved to Perth. It’s been pissing down since Friday.

    Aaaannnnddddd … loving it!

  65. mem

    Nude cyclists ride through the streets of Chicago, California and Toronto as part of the 2019 World Naked Bike Ride to expose dangers of climate change

    Meme’s alternate news heading:

    Lycra wearers up in arms about World Naked Bike Ride.
    The proposed ride which aims to revive interest in the flagging climate change movement, expects cyclists to ditch their signature Lycra brands and ride nude through major cities. Percy Popinjay who rides 20 k.m.s per day in a fluorescent pink (aqua in winter) Lycra cat suit in New York, says the ride is demeaning to both professional and amateur cyclists. “We make a point of wearing proper attire. These exhibitionists will bring our whole sport into question.’ Percy is so affronted that he is currently planning an alternate bike ride (Lycra wearers only) to raise funds to buy blankets for the homeless. “At least we’ll be doing something useful given our winters are getting much colder and many people can’t afford electricity since renewables were introduced said Percy.” Cyclists that feel the same way as Percy are invited to call their local /national climate change body to voice their objections.

  66. BrettW

    Had to stop watching the committee stuff but Reps been wiping the floor with the Dems.

    It was disappointing Setka didn’t get a mention !

  67. RobK

    It’s been pissing down since Friday.
    70mm here on coastal mid west WA. We’re right to go. Finally.

  68. zyconoclast

    Dangerous beats
    Top Sydney LGAs for assaulting police

    Sydney City: 2952
    Blacktown: 1323
    Penrith: 834
    Campbelltown: 775
    Parramatta: 656
    Canterbury-Bankstown: 627
    Liverpool: 568
    Northern Beaches: 469
    Bayside: 45
    Randwick: 45
    Source: BOCSAR

  69. BrettW

    Great quote by Beto O Rourke talking about Trump Russian collusion ” we were attacked more than at any other time since America founded”.

    Oops ! Don’t they teach them about Pearl Harbour 1941 in the USA ? Maybe it is not the day that will live on in infamy after all.

  70. Mother Lode

    Nude cyclists ride through the streets of Chicago, California and Toronto as part of the 2019 World Naked Bike Ride to expose dangers of climate change

    This is what passes for ‘proof’ among warmies. For normal people ‘expose’ means irrefutable evidence.

    I can imagine a student brought up with these exemplars handing in an exam paper.

    Tarquin, forgive me for asking now, but your paper is almost blank. And I notice you have pencils up your nostrils, you are wearing no pants, and it smells like you may have had an accident.

    Oh no, sir. See Q4 where it says “Prove that the shape of a right parallelogram that contains the greatest area is a square”? I put my pencils up my nose to prove it. And Q7 where it says “Demonstrate that the number of of prime numbers is infinite”? Well I proffer my bare buttocks as a proof. And Q12? Where it says to “Find the sum of the infinite series generated by that formula”? I thought there would be a question like that so I have been on a bran and prune juice diet for a week.

    That is very fascinating, Tarquin. But what about Q13? “Prove Pythagoras theorem by Euclidean means”?

    Oh, sir. I will admit that required special attention.

    But Tarquin, there is nothing there at all.

    Indeed there isn’t. That makes the strongest impact yet. I went on a Q13 strike.

  71. dover_beach

    From Zyco’s link above:

    Up until the 1980s, it is not known how many people were infected with HIV or developed AIDS.

    HIV was poorly understood and transmission was not accompanied by any noticeable signs or symptoms.

    Doctors mistakenly labelled it as ‘Gay-Related Immune Deficiency’ (GRID) at first, noticing that immune deficiency often struck gay men.

    In 1982, the CDC in the US used the term ‘AIDS’ (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) for the first time. AIDS cases were also being reported in a number of European countries.

    In 1983, AIDS was reported among the female partners of men who had the disease suggesting it could be passed on via heterosexual sex.

    Doctors made no mistake at all.

  72. Knuckle Dragger

    Bloody hell.

    A hungie per bottle of shit marketed as ‘smelling like sex’ that has multiple reviewers (chicks, at that) saying it made them want to gag, another telling the wearer not to be around people for an hour after wearing it, another saying it wouldn’t wash off until she used nail polish remover, and yet another saying it smelled like ‘an ill two year old with a bad cold’.

    They’d be better off calling it ‘woman repellent’ and targeting it at taxi drivers.

  73. Steve trickler

    Anyone up for a late night laugh?

    Check it out. ( :



  74. P

    After returning from Sydney at the beginning of 1945 I had close contact with aboriginal kids of the town. Real aboriginals, not half or a quarter or one eighth.
    Back in the day, where I lived they weren’t called aborigines but just boongs or blacks.
    Between 5 and 7 years of age I mixed with black kids. Those kids in Walgett were my friends, and when we came to Sydney in ’47 more than 60% of my class (Grade 2) at Yarra Bay Public School were black kids from the settlement at La Perouse. They were great companions and I envied the boys as they dived at weekends off the wharf at La Perouse for coins, many being shillings. Those days a shilling to any kid was a lot of money. The boys I got on with real well, the girls not so much as they seemed more docile. The boys seem to me to be brighter, more energetic and once tried to get me a job on Sundays at La Perouse peeling potatoes for hot chip for 6 pence a day but I was too slow and didn’t get the job.
    Those years of my childhood remain for me very happy times.
    I speak above of the 1940’s just after WWII.
    Much has changed since then.

  75. Arky

    Numbers.
    I apologise.
    I said I would never make fun of your service, and I kind of have.
    I should not have done so.
    It’s the Numberwang nick. It just cracks me up, I do not know why.
    Every time I read it I can’t help laughing. Sorry. I think it’s your seriousness and tone, then someone posts “numberwang” and I lose it.
    I hope you at least see a bit of humour in it. Although I really don’t get why you keep coming here, I think you are stuck in a loop. But I am a bit too.

  76. zyconoclast

    An Adelaide-born professor who is an advocate for sex with robots and also ran as a Fraser Anning candidate in the federal election has been awarded a Queen’s Birthday honour.

    Professor Adrian Cheok ran for the marginal seat of Boothby, in Adelaide, in last month’s federal election for Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party.

    He was this week made a member of the Order of Australia for his “significant service to international education”.

    Professor Cheok is an artificial intelligence expert and director of the Imagineering Institute based in Malaysia.

    His profile on the institute’s website states he is also the founder and director of the Mixed Reality Lab and a former professor of Pervasive Computing at City, University of London.

  77. zyconoclast

    Preventing your dog or cat from interrupting your sex life

    First things first, it’s OK to have sex with pets in the room

    Why some pets interrupt intimacy
    “The smells, the sounds, the visuals are all different during intimacy than normal interactions,” Dr Righetti says.

    “Pets find this interesting. Dogs may want to join in the fun — in a playful way — or simply stick their noses in to get a whiff.”

    Cats, on the other hand, are “eternally curious” and may want to get a closer look, she says.

    How to handle a nosy pet
    Make it normal
    When your behaviours become part of your normal routine, pets tend to take them for granted and settle down, Dr Righetti says.

  78. BrettW

    From Setka’s Twitter. A month after the evening when he texted a female multiple times for which he apparently is going to plead guilty. I think at this point he already had an AVO taken out against him. “Boxing” day the next month. Then 6 months paid leave for his efforts in relation to “gendered violence”.

    What a man. What an example.

    John Setka
    @CFMEUJohnSetka
    ·
    Nov 28, 2018
    NO. No to violence against women – at home, work or anywhere. No to 2 out of 3 working women experiencing bullying, harassment, sexism & violence at work.
    The CFMEU is proud to support #16DaysofActivism against gendered violence.

    #CFMEUsaysno #endvaw #auspol #CFMMEUsaysNO

  79. They were great companions and I envied the boys as they dived at weekends off the wharf at La Perouse for coins, many being shillings.

    What, when they were seven?

    Who just randomly throws shillings of a wharf so kids can dive for them?

    60% of my class (Grade 2) at Yarra Bay Public School were black kids from the settlement at La Perouse.

    I’m making that Fry Farnsworth face now.

    The boys seem to me to be brighter, more energetic and once tried to get me a job on Sundays at La Perouse peeling potatoes for hot chip for 6 pence a day but I was too slow and didn’t get the job.

    The minimum wage back then was 142 s per week. There are 12 d in an s.

    You were going to get paid working at the age of 7, for working all day – 2.53 AUD in today’s money (off the current minimum wage)? You were going to earn 30c an hour?

    No wonder you were pissed Jinmaro, you’ve used to pearl diver trope vs the domestic bonded servant trope.

  80. First things first, it’s OK to have sex with pets in the room

    No it bloody isn’t. I don’t trust cats and dogs are overprotective.

  81. Mitch M.

    First things first, it’s OK to have sex with pets in the room

    That’s a libertarian site: asking questions about bestiality.

  82. BorisG

    The word setka in Russian means a net. Not sure if that helps.

  83. calli

    Aboriginal flag use subject to copyright?

    Simple solution.

    Don’t use it. Don’t buy it. Don’t even look at it.

    The end.

  84. BorisG

    Both setka and aboriginal flag stories are hilarious.

    Sounds like both setka and copyright owners are trolling the PC brigade.

  85. classical_hero

    https://youtu.be/ko43yVdowMU

    Project Veritas has a video on Pinterest and how they censor content from a conservative point of view.

  86. None

    The so-called Aboriginal flag was designed by a guy who deliberately copyrighted it so that he could make a motza. Remember to there’s no such thing as one Aboriginal nation much less one Aboriginal flag flags a white man’s thing anyway?) much less 200 Aboriginal Nations. There was a pile of warring tribes. They generally stuck to their own area but occasionally factors such as drougt would lead some to begin to encroach on other people’s patch and fights ensued.
    Good luck to all Aboriginal business people – they can Duke it out the way other business people have to Duke it out – but flag or no flag, this does not help one single disadvantaged Aboriginal kid in a remote community.

  87. calli

    It’s odd. If I designed something to unite my entire nation of dispossessed people and represent them, and that design was taken up and used everywhere, I would be proud and excited and humbled.

    But then, I’m probably more a Betsy Ross type, and less an Alan Bond.

    “Stitching things up” had an entirely different meaning back then.

  88. calli

    Speaking of Betsy Ross and stitching people up, I can’t resist posting this on “bundling”:

  89. Mitch M.

    It’s odd. If I designed something to unite my entire nation of dispossessed people and represent them, and that design was taken up and used everywhere, I would be proud and excited and humbled.

    But then, I’m probably more a Betsy Ross type, and less an Alan Bond.

    “Stitching things up” had an entirely different meaning back then.

    To complain about a flag being used for its intended purpose is madness on stilts. Perhaps he remembered long ago the claims that the use of the didgeridoo constituted cultural appropriation and was thinking the same way. It’s just all balmy and crazy now, not much we can do about this because every time I see indigenous issues raised in the MSM all bow down in obsequious acceptance of the politically correct narrative(though not so much Sky News).

  90. Top Ender

    Dunno how it compares, but I used to do a paper round in Hobart in the early 1970s for $7 a week.

    Six days of getting up at 5; walk about 500m to the newsagents; collect about 60 papers from outside the shop; walk about 8 blocks; throw onto people’s verandahs and doorsteps, and then repeat with another 60.

    Got home about 7am only to make the olds a cup of tea in bed.

    I remember $7 seemed a lot. Did the round for about three years. Xmas tips made it more worthwhile.

  91. None

    Calli, you don’t really want to talk about the all sorts of weird that is bundling
    https://youtu.be/SkvXVjeZb60

  92. Mark A

    Top Ender
    #3040583, posted on June 12, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Dunno how it compares, but I used to do a paper round in Hobart in the early 1970s for $7 a week.

    I remember $7 seemed a lot. Did the round for about three years. Xmas tips made it more worthwhile.

    The age used to be about 5 to 10 cents in the 70s so delivering 120 a day for $7/week seems reasonable.
    Probably not by hours worked but value of job.

  93. Top Ender

    Too right Mark. $7 a week seemed like wealth to me.

    A bit later I graduated to the old man’s petrol station. $28 for a Sat morning 8-12. Given in the winter Hobart is freezing so no-one was stirring until 930ish made it seem like a bargain.

    Around 11 one of the two of us on duty used to ring up the Monaco fish and chip shop and get an order in for potato scallops and chips for both. Dash up the road for 30 seconds in the station car to get it.

    Hobart had a roster system of petrol stations whereby one in 5 had the right to be open from 12 noon on a Saturday to 10pm at night, and all day until 10 on Sunday. Meant one in 5 stations were open. Lotsa trade and good money if you could fit in the hours.

    Why petrol stations were moved off that to a system where they’re open 24/7 is beyond me.

  94. Tintarella di Luna

    Ah progress: Court bid to destroy es-wife’s embryos:

    A Sydney woman has asked the Family Court of Australia to order the destruction of 12 embryos — even though she has no genetic link to them — in a case against her ex-wife believed to be a first under Australian law.

    The same-sex couple married overseas in the late 2000s, separated in 2016 and have three children — twins created using the first woman’s eggs, and a younger child, the product of an egg from the second woman. The disputed embryos were created using the second woman’s eggs. All three children and the ­embryos were the product of sperm from the same anonymous donor.

    The second woman wants to have another baby, who is a full genetic sibling to the youngest child. However, the first woman has asked the Family Court to order the destruction of the embryos, as part of a wider dispute over the carve-up of their property and custody of their three children. Their litigation has been ongoing since 2016. The couple signed a form at an IVF clinic which stated that if they separated, the embryos would be discarded. However, the form also stated that in the event of a dispute, the embryos would be ­retained, according to the second woman. The case is likely to go to a final hearing early next year.

    The second woman, given the court pseudonym “Ms B Selkirk”, told The Australian it was “cruel” for a person to seek to destroy ­embryos not from their own genetic material. “It’s horrifying that someone would try to prevent someone else from having children that are not in any way related to them,” she said.

    She said she believed new, clear legislation was needed to give people certainty about what could happen to their embryos.

    “I think if people believed they wouldn’t have ultimate control over their genetic material then they might be more hesitant to go through the process,” she said.

    She said she had always wanted more children, but at her age she was now at greater risk of having a child with health issues than she was at 39, when her eggs were collected.

    The Family Court of Western Australia in 2007 ordered the ­destruction of embryos created by a husband and wife who had elected for them to be discarded if they separated. When the relationship ended, the wife wanted the ­embryos to be destroyed but the husband did not. The judge in that case, G and G, said the embryos should be ­“allowed to succumb” because they had been created to enable Mrs G to fall pregnant at a later date, but the purpose for which the couple had consented to create and use them could no longer be achieved.

    In a more recent case involving a husband and wife who had embryos stored in Canada for the purpose of surrogacy, the Family Court of WA applied Canadian law to rule in favour of the father. The husband in that case had a genetic link to the embryos and the wife did not.

    In England, the High Court in 2003 heard two cases together, in which the women wanted to retain embryos and the men wanted their destruction. The court sided with the men.

    Family lawyer Stephen Page said he had been told by Australian IVF clinics this was an issue that arose often. “But most people aren’t prepared to go to court over it,” he said. “So then these embryos remain on ice, not being used and not being able to be donated to anyone else.”

    He said the Family Court had never been asked to decide ­whether an embryo was “property”, but he believed it would be likely to do so if asked. He said in a dispute between two IVF clinics, the High Court had referred to the “stock” as including sperm and embryos, which suggested they were property. He said clear legislation would help, or a court judgment that could provide guidance as to how to approach the issue.

    At an interim hearing in August last year, Ms Selkirk asked Family Court judge Mark Le Poer Trench to transfer the embryos to her name. She said they had been mistakenly transferred by the IVF clinic to her ex-wife.

    The judge said the issues related to the embryos should not be dealt with at the interim hearing, because if he ordered the embryos be ­destroyed that would in effect be a final decision. He said the final determination would “require a decision on the force and effect of the parties’ agreement about what is to happen to any stored embryos now that there is no issue that the parties have separated”.

  95. None

    So funny how now genetic connection matters and yet we are reduced to making children frozen embryos termed property. I have long argued that IVF surrogacy I just modern forms of slavery and cannibalism. QED.

  96. None

    This Press Council adjudication gives you an idea of how lawfare is currently being waged by the transgender Nazis. These people want to tell you that it’s ok to castrate kids and feed them fall of brain cell destroying Puberty blockers.
    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/help/for-the-record/press-council-adjudication/news-story/fae42e22a2d618b3ce95c3f7ae69532d

  97. calli

    What’s the timeframe with the Pell appeal? When does the court re-convene?

    Just about to go on an Arctic Circle flight.

    I may be some time. 🙂

  98. Pete of Perth

    I went to my first Walmart in Fairbanks. Purchased two bananas. 2016

  99. Pete of Perth

    Lots of stars out tonight up near Dirk Hartog Is

  100. Mark A

    Pete of Perth
    #3040601, posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:43 am

    I went to my first Walmart in Fairbanks. Purchased two bananas. 2016

    Yeah but do you still have them?

  101. bespoke

    *Johno offered actual first hand experiences of opting out from his fellow Diggers and 1735099 turned him down becouse of hert feeelz!.

    *Numbers Bob had a perfectly legal alternative to being conscripted. He chose not to exercise that option H/T Zulu .

    * 1735099 tried to game the system and lost H/T KD.

    * 1735099 celebrates the death of 17yr old girls H/T 1735099

    Just for you Mark.

  102. Notafan

    Is okay dot didn’t get the peeling job but successfully got the aeroplane ticket selling job.

    Wunderkid.

    And after all those years of wandering free had to get permission from Mum in high school to go to see Doris Day movie in the afternoon.

  103. None

    It’s a good question Calli- one would think that if they knew they were going to acquit they do that first and give their reasons later. It is really unfair to keep an innocent man in jail much less to tell him in the first place. But from what I understand they can sit there and pontificate for weeks or even months.

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    Johannes Leak has a nice one of green kiddie Brett Redman CEO of AGL, who is going to get a nice yummy bunch of green courtesy of Loy Yang A.

    The company said the shut unit has been out of service since May 18 following an electrical short that damaged the generator. Following a technical assessment, the company now expects it may take until December to return the unit to operation.

    All that yummy gas he will have to use to keep the lights on at such yummy prices.

  105. Notafan

    They are scared of backlash.

  106. Bruce of Newcastle

    I hope AOC and Gropey Joe don’t see Branco’s cartoon or he’ll be toast.

  107. Notafan

    Remember Dan Andrews tried to forbid Catholics from visiting Cardinal Pell in prison.
    Move over Stalin.

  108. bespoke

    ‘Desmond Is Amazing’ Needs Saving

    It so happens that the issue that launched the recent fracas on the American Right is in my own dispiriting beat: the effects of gender-identity policies on children. Disputes about “strategy” aside, conservatives can all agree that a culture that permits the sexualization and sterilization of children’s bodies is a rotten one. As I’ve written before, there are plenty of people on the left who think so too.

  109. Notafan

    Horrible histories.

    St Thomas More is described as a ‘humanist’ and nothing more.

    I don’t trust Australian academics.

    history of children the worst.

  110. Notafan

    The point about sterilization should be absolutely hammered.

    Those critics of the past have nothing on those who put the unborn in the bin and mutilitate children for a whim

  111. Bruce of Newcastle

    Meanwhile Gropey Joe, who loves plagiarism, has come up with a campaign slogan.

    Biden rips off Avenatti with ‘let’s make America America again’ slogan

    Former Vice President Joe Biden was applauded Tuesday by Democrats in Iowa when he slammed President Trump with his own twist on the president’s famous campaign slogan.

    “He says, ‘let’s make America great again,’” Biden said of Trump in Ottumwa. “Let’s make America America again.”

    Turns out, that’s not the first time voters have heard that line: Michael Avenatti, the anti-Trump lawyer who briefly promoted a possible Democratic presidential run of his own this year before being indicted on multiple charges, repeatedly used that same slogan in public remarks as he pushed back against Trump.

    Maybe he’s polishing his green cred with some recycling, but last I saw America was still America, so I doubt the slogan’ll go the distance.

  112. zyconoclast

    Police have handed out 103 $75 fines in just six hours to jaywalkers, sparking outrage from pedestrians.

    Five officers were involved in Operation Towards Zero, which targeted intersections at Forest Road in Hurstville, and Princess Highway and King Street at Rockdale between 7am and 1.30pm on Tuesday.

  113. zyconoclast

    In an interview with Axios published Sunday but filmed before YouTube’s unveling of its new policy last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai signaled YouTube’s crackdown and its plans to expand the ban to include “borderline content.”

    “Look, we aren’t quite where we want to be,” Pichai told “Axios on HBO.” While YouTube is improving on eliminating content it deems problematic, he suggested, they are still working toward even more extensive content-controlling measures.

  114. Cassie of Sydney

    “Desmond is Amazing”

    Desmond and his act is a 21st century freak show….he represents everything that is wrong with our society and culture. There is nothing amazing about Desmond…he is sad and utterly pathetic. It will be interesting to see and hear Desmond in 10 years time….I predict there will be nothing amazing about him.

  115. Eyrie

    Top Ender
    #3040586, posted on June 12, 2019 at 3:51 am
    “Hobart had a roster system of petrol stations whereby one in 5 had the right to be open from 12 noon on a Saturday to 10pm at night, and all day until 10 on Sunday. Meant one in 5 stations were open. Lotsa trade and good money if you could fit in the hours.

    Why petrol stations were moved off that to a system where they’re open 24/7 is beyond me.”

    I remember we had something similar in Perth in the 60s and 70s. It was a pain in the arse. Thank Christ it was ended. Why governments can tell shops when to open is beyond me.
    This is a libertarian and centre right blog isn’t it?

  116. Eyrie

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3040597, posted on June 12, 2019 at 4:49 am
    ” A Sydney woman has asked the Family Court of Australia to order the destruction of 12 embryos — even though she has no genetic link to them — in a case against her ex-wife believed to be a first under Australian law.”
    *Wife* yeah, right.

  117. Calli:

    Just about to go on an Arctic Circle flight.

    I may be some time. 🙂

    If you go by Mt Erebus, there are two things to do –
    1 Wave to the survivors,
    2 Let the Captain know he is waaay off course.

  118. Mother Lode

    A Sydney woman has asked the Family Court of Australia to order the destruction of 12 embryos — even though she has no genetic link to them — in a case against her ex-wife believed to be a first under Australian law.

    This will mess with the judges mind. The default position of going along with the woman in any and all matters yields resolvable contradictions not capable of being resolved.

    Reminds me of an old joke:

    How do you confuse an Irishman? Lean two shovels against a wall and tell him to take his pick.

    Now we have

    How do you confuse a Family Court Judge? Put two wives in front of her and tell her to find against the husband.

  119. Mother Lode

    Woops.

    and tell wait for her to find against the husband.

    They don’t need to be told.

  120. DrBeauGan

    “Desmond is Amazing”

    Desmond and his act is a 21st century freak show….he represents everything that is wrong with our society and culture. There is nothing amazing about Desmond…he is sad

    I think Desmond, his mother and his fans feel the same frisson of disgust as the rest of us. The difference is that they enjoy it. There is something wrong with the pain-pleasure system, as with masochism. Looking at the deformed like weirdo is bad enough, being it ought to be intolerable, but taking pleasure from being it is a thing out of nightmare.

  121. woolfe

    Eyrie,
    If you believe he who shall not be mentioned this is a n a z i blog without the socialists.

  122. Frank

    It will be interesting to see and hear Desmond in 10 years time

    Washed up old drag queen into chemsex (meth problem) and HIV positive. Seems the most likely.

  123. dover_beach

    A Sydney woman has asked the Family Court of Australia to order the destruction of 12 embryos — even though she has no genetic link to them — in a case against her ex-wife believed to be a first under Australian law.

    The entire article and the examples it provides demonstrates that IVF must be banned. It involves nothing less than the commodification of children.

  124. Entropy

    Winston Smith
    #3040629, posted on June 12, 2019 at 7:27 am
    Calli:

    Just about to go on an Arctic Circle flight.

    I may be some time. 🙂

    If you go by Mt Erebus, there are two things to do –
    1 Wave to the survivors,
    2 Let the Captain know he is waaay off courseWinston Smith
    #3040629, posted on June 12, 2019 at 7:27 am
    Calli:

    Just about to go on an Arctic Circle flight.

    I may be some time. 🙂

    If you go by Mt Erebus, there are two things to do –
    1 Wave to the survivors,
    2 Let the Captain know he is waaay off course

    1. Callie, I hope your expedition is more successful.
    2. Yes, Wintson, indeed. Waaaay off.

  125. Cassie of Sydney

    “Frank
    #3040635, posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:07 am
    It will be interesting to see and hear Desmond in 10 years time

    Washed up old drag queen into chemsex (meth problem) and HIV positive. Seems the most likely.”

    Yep.

  126. None

    The entire article and the examples it provides demonstrates that IVF must be banned. It involves nothing less than the commodification of children.

    Children are just little humans. So as I said above IVF is just the modern form of slavery and if you add the way they use other people’s bodies it’s also a modern form of cannibalism.

  127. Cassie of Sydney

    “dover_beach
    #3040637, posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:12 am
    A Sydney woman has asked the Family Court of Australia to order the destruction of 12 embryos — even though she has no genetic link to them — in a case against her ex-wife believed to be a first under Australian law.

    The entire article and the examples it provides demonstrates that IVF must be banned. It involves nothing less than the commodification of children.”

    Agree but I also include surrogacy…which is the commodification of women.

  128. Eddystone

    That embryo story is chilling, especially if you substitute ‘baby’ for ’embryo’ as you read it.

    What is the difference between an embryo and a baby?

  129. None

    What is the difference between an embryo and a baby?

    Somebody else’s will. Elise just human will determining whether you are human or not the ultimate tyranny and abuse of power.

  130. Leigh Lowe

    I think it is spelled “Mount Errorbus”.

  131. What’s the timeframe with the appeal?

    Waiting until he dies.

    If he was gunna be acquitted, it would have happened by now.

  132. None

    I like my 24-hour servo up the road. Totally overpriced but sometimes when you need milk, you need milk. Curiously the 7-day independent supermarket up the road is now no longer opening on public holidays or all day weekends because of deregulation of shopping hours. How stupid is that.

  133. Bruce of Newcastle

    Waaaay off.

    I don’t see why. A man can now be a woman so why can’t Calli fly over Erebus?
    After all Denali is a mountain in Alaska.

  134. dover_beach

    Agree but I also include surrogacy…which is the commodification of women.

    Yes, I meant to say surrogacy, and yes, you are right about women’s commodification therein. Also, egg ‘donation’ can often leave women infertile and extreme cases with life-threatening injuries.

  135. Percy Popinjay

    The same-sex couple married overseas in the late 2000s, separated in 2016 and have three children — twins created using the first woman’s eggs, and a younger child, the product of an egg from the second woman. The disputed embryos were created using the second woman’s eggs. All three children and the ­embryos were the product of sperm from the same anonymous donor.

    These people are insane. What a freakshow.

  136. stackja

    In the Year 2525

    Zager and Evans

    In the year 6565
    You won’t need no husband, won’t need no wife
    You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too
    From the bottom of a long glass tube

  137. Eyrie

    “These people are insane. What a freakshow.”
    +1

  138. Entropy

    incoherent rambler
    #3040646, posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:21 am

    What’s the timeframe with the appeal?

    Waiting until he dies.

    If he was gunna be acquitted, it would have happened by now

    Quite so

  139. stackja

    Florida man tells deputy cocaine powder on nose, ‘not his’: police
    By Bradford Betz | Fox News

    DRUGS Published 15 hours ago

    A Florida man who was riding in the passenger-side seat in a vehicle that was pulled over early Sunday told the officer that the cocaine powder on his nose didn’t belong to him, according to investigators.

    Fabricio Jimenez, 20, had been riding in the car that an officer pulled around 4:30 a.m. in suburban Tampa.

  140. stackja

    Nearly 1,700 Suspected Child Sex Predators Arrested During Operation “Broken Heart”

    Department of Justice
    Office of Public Affairs
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

  141. cohenite

    Great cartoons Tom: Zanetti and Varvel were laugh out loud.

  142. Leigh Lowe

    In Greek myth, Erebus was the son of the god Chaos, and his mother was Gaia or Earth

    Well, well, well.

  143. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘timeframe of the appeal’

    I have a view on this.

    The bench would quite likely have known within a couple of hours what their verdict was going to be, a little bit of internal bitching aside.

    The time it takes, while seemingly interminable to the rest of us, is not to publish the decision itself but the reasoning behind that decision. The decision, although read by one of the judges (they choose by flipping coins or darts or cards or something) is written, and as soon as they read it it’s published in all manner of legal texts and sites.

    It’s the wording of the decision that has to be spot on. No appeal judge wants to be part of a decision that’s overturned, so it’s crafted vewy vewy carefully, intended to head off any potential challenges. It has to be futureproof – or futureproof according to them, anyway. Also, it’s a massive ego boost to think that their decision may stand for all time in legal circles, and be commonly referred to by barristers everywhere.

    ‘M’lud, we rely on the words of the eminent Pinorckle J in the matter of P3ll v R, 2019 when he said…..’ That sort of thing.

    Then you get to multiply that time by three if all judges agree on the decision. Word boggle, replacing this with that until finally one of them gives in and you have a finished product.

  144. Leigh Lowe

    Great cartoons Tom: Zanetti and Varvel were laugh out loud.

    They were good, but Rowe smashed it out of the park.

  145. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘mother was Gaia’

    Once again, those bloody Glicks have a lot to answer for.

  146. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3040661, posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:44 am

    ‘timeframe of the appeal’

    I have a view on this.

    Yes.
    We are not talking a DRS on a dodgy LBW here.

  147. None

    Rowe?

    Branco’s creeped me out.

  148. None

    TrueKnuckles but there is nothing stopping them from announcing they will acquit and publish reasons later. In fact if they know they’re going to quit it is almost encumbered on them that they announce it straight away given they are party to holding an innocent man in jail. Yeah yeah I know people might want to quit bull as to whether an acquittal means they’re innocent but in my view it does.

  149. Leigh Lowe

    A Sydney woman has asked the Family Court of Australia to order the destruction of 12 embryos — even though she has no genetic link to them — in a case against her ex-wife believed to be a first under Australian law.

    A lesbian bust-up in the Family Court.
    I’d pay top dollar for a ticket to that.
    Hell hath no fury like two lezzos going hammer and tongs.

  150. None

    Lesbians have the highest rate of divorce in countries which had same-sex marriage for a while so get ready for more. Oh and they also have the highest incidence of domestic violence – with the unusual feature that both partners tend to be equally violent – but let’s not scream that out too loud in case it upsets the luvvies.

  151. cohenite

    They were good, but Rowe smashed it out of the park.

    ?? Where was Rowe?

  152. Old School Conservative

    Breitbart is great for publishing stories the MSM won’t tackle, but some of the headlines need to be taken with a grain of salt.
    Somali Migrant Sets Himself on Fire in Australian Detention Center
    is followed by the real facts
    The blaze was quickly extinguished and he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for burns before being discharged.
    Assuming the discharge was soon after admission, it appears that setting yourself on fire isn’t quite the self-immolation I inferred from the headline.

  153. Knuckle Dragger

    Hahahaaaaa.

    This Rowe thing will live forever.

  154. Percy Popinjay

    Where was Rowe?

    Kicking back in the local vomitorium/gay bath house.

  155. Old School Conservative

    Oh and they (lesbians) also have the highest incidence of domestic violence – with the unusual feature that both partners tend to be equally violent

    Careful None. Albo will have you kicked out of the Labor Party for such heretical thoughts.

  156. Johno

    ?? Where was Rowe?

    Down behind the incinerator ,smashin a durrie and sniffin’ shit.

  157. Knuckle Dragger

    I see your point None but you can’t have the judiciary rocking up and saying ‘Overturned, we’ll tell you why in three months.’

    They have to have the rationale behind the decision ready at the time they officially make it.

    This will sound a bit harsh, but their view will be ‘Well, if we didn’t kick it out he was gunna do six and three, so a couple of months won’t matter.’ Not an ideal state of affairs, but hey – the sky is blue too, and I can’t change that either.

  158. None

    Seems like the refos don’t know how to do self-immolation like their grandmothers used to do. Useless men.😘

  159. None

    Haha old school I wouldn’t even be allowed into the *Liberal* party with those thoughts given they are the homosexualist party extraordinare with more gays and lesbians ( mostly in plum safe seats- they just gave another one to a lesbian last election) then any other organisation except the public sector.

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh my God they’re a pack of cocks.

    Setka on TV from an earlier court appearance, wearing his homo CFMEU T shirt.

    Emblazoned across the top: ‘God forgives, the CFMEU doesn’t’.

    What a pack of laughable hyena-looking scrotes. Whaddayagonna do, tough guys? Hit me with your eyebrows? Your jowls? Hang on, let me go down the shops and find a 70 year old pensioner lady you can practice on.

    I have yet to meet any union member as brave on his own as he was at the back of 100 of his ‘mates’.

  161. Arky

    Extinction Rebellion bandwagon, the latest being Labour’s Marxist shadow chancellor John McDonnell and, unfortunately, my favourite band Radiohead.

    McDonnell has suggested that a future Labour government might introduce a 10-hour working week and slash pay by 75 per cent, as part of a radical plan to ‘combat climate change.’

    – Breitbart.
    ..
    Fuckwits have just made the economy- wrecking “free trade” and open borders bullshit of libertarians obsolete.
    No more chicom thinktank money for you libertarian fart smokers.
    They have found a quicker way to throw western men and their families on the scrapheap of history.

  162. None

    I see your point Knuckles but I can’t see why not and frankly releasing him first would put pressure on them to get a decision out soon afyer instead of piss farting around. I’m sure they didn’t even think of starting the process on Friday because the poor love is must have been so exhausted and then of course we have the queen’s Birthday long weekend where they probably were hoping like hell that get a gong etc etc. Frankly it should have been tossed out on the pure bases that we should never ever set a precedent where somebody can be jailed on the say so one person about some events that allegedly happened over twenty years ago ( after changing your Story several times including in response to the evidence of a defence Witness which the prosecutor then attempted to discredit) with no corroborating evidence and despite 20 exculpatory Witnesses and one – Portelli – effectively being an alibi. The entire case is a disgrace also I’m pretty sure that the psycho accuser will probably appeal to the High Court if it goes Pell’s way. We even had psycho victims threatening to take legal action against Boyce which was all you need to know about really how psycho some of these alleged victims are.
    Let me repeat an obvious statement. Being a victim of crime even a victim of the most horrible crime does not make you sane, rational, truthful or a nice person.

  163. lotocoti

    I’d pay top dollar for a ticket to that.

    No you wouldn’t.
    Someone very dear to me was the co-publisher of the diaries of one party in such a relationship.
    The ensuing legal battle included two trips the the Supreme Court, one to District and a quarter of a million dollars. All because the no genetic relationship party took umbrage with 14 sentences in said book.

  164. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Somali migrant sets self on fire’

    So a reffo lights a smoke on Manus, is encouraged to kick the habit by one of Phelps’ quacks, is taken to hospital to ensure none of his nostril hairs were singed in the process and is released with a Quit pamphlet.

    The headline writes itself.

  165. Bruce of Newcastle

    with the unusual feature that both partners tend to be equally violent

    Actually both partners in heterosexual relationships tend to be equally violent too.
    You just never hear of it for some strange reason.
    It’s a mystery.

    Women Can Be as Violent as Men (Augusto Zimmerman in Quadrant, Sept 2018)

    RTWT.

  166. Tom

    ?? Where was Rowe?

    Currently suffering a bout of inadequacy, unable to make the daily Cat cartoon roundup because the content isn’t up to scratch — further marginalised by Percy Popinjay’s proclamation he is an “insane homosexual imbecile” who succeeds only in laying dog turds.

    The May 18 election appears to have knocked the stuffing out of him. Not even his many derangements can get him back in the game.

  167. Knuckle Dragger

    Don’t disagree None.

    I probably shouldn’t have been, but was quite vocal on the issue as far back as pre-committal.

    I’m not selling it, just telling it.

  168. None

    Setka on TV from an earlier court appearance, wearing his homo CFMEU T shirt.

    haha I’m glad it’s not just me who thinks Setka looks like a pathetic old homo in that T-shirt. And his flabby arms with the fat-distended tatts: pukeworthy.

  169. None

    Yeah I know Knuckles I guess I’m just venting. The whole Pearl court case and conviction is a national disgrace. It really is. And to think we didn’t learn a single thing from the Chamberlain Saga. Or even from the fact that we literally hung an innocent man.

  170. None

    Loving the “where’s Rowe?”

  171. Knuckle Dragger

    Insights into Scrote World, part 7:

    The woman who had an 11 year affair with Ivan Milat whilst married to his brother Boris had declared her ‘unshakeable’ love for the dying serial killer.

    I am deadly serious when I say there should be a hunting season for these people, with bounties collectable at post offices and pubs. The bodies need to be brought in ‘Hateful Eight’ style, and then woodchipped for pet food.

  172. Johno

    None, all the future Gongees in the Queens Birthday List are notified before the event and asked if they will accept. This is to stop anyone one from turning up their nose at the insult.
    Further,they have to be nominated,this is usually some one they know personally. So no surprise.
    The committee do not look around the country for someone who has done good.

  173. None

    “scrote”. Haven’t heard that word since…Canberra.

  174. None

    Ah ok, thanks Johno. I knew they had to be nominated I didn’t realise they also got advised beforehand. Interesting how all the republicans line up for these honours.

  175. Knuckle Dragger

    Overnight in Brisbane – man stabbed to death by wife.

    This is apparently a world first.

  176. None

    Chinese owned Goldwind Australia sacked their ROHS officer because she ran for one nation which espoused policies they disagreed with. Only Mark Latham brave enough to call them out .

  177. Johno

    Apparently there are 100,000 australian expats living in Hong Kong. How many do you think have a family name of Smith?
    1. none
    2.not many
    3.All

  178. Leigh Lowe

    cohenite

    #3040672, posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:53 am

    They were good, but Rowe smashed it out of the park.

    ?? Where was Rowe?

    Only available to Catallaxy Platinum subscribers.
    Not visible to free-to-air viewers.

  179. feelthebern

    Hell hath no fury like two lezzos going hammer and tongs.

    Phrasing!
    h/t Archer.

  180. C.L.

    When even the Daily Mail starts ridiculing the prosecution in the Pell matter and prepping for an acquittal …

  181. C.L.

    I don’t really follow these things but I assume Bolt is on holiday, yes?

  182. Diogenes

    That is actually pretty funny Arma because FB claims to own all images posted there.

    Not defending the bastards but no they don’t…
    You merely give them a non-exclusive licence to use the images in any way they see fit, much of that ‘fit’ is related to actually providing the service, as in they need to store it, and transmit it to people you share the image with, but could be stretched to cover placing it in an ad.

  183. feelthebern

    100k Aussies in HK?
    Seems high.
    But considering the are almost 2 mill Aussies overseas & they are disproportionally in HK, London & New York, maybe that number is close to it.

  184. Tailgunner

    CFMMEU.

    Aren’t they Gunner’s mob?

    Sure are, Knuckles.
    My latest round of trolling “Hey John Setka-have you stopped whacking your missus yet? #WhiteRibbonDay ” is working beautifully on site.
    😀

  185. feelthebern

    Rowe keeps getting better.
    Thank Sinc for the tiered Cat subscriptions.
    Good to put ones feet up at the Platinum lounge, away from all the riff raff.

  186. Knuckle Dragger

    Gunner,

    Please tell me you don’t have one of those God Forgives shirts.

    Much like a child being told Santa doesn’t exist, my worldview will be turned upside down.

  187. stackja

    Women misbehaving:

    Teen charged over alleged assault of policewoman – Hornsby
    It’s alleged that without provocation, a teenage girl has punched a female senior constable in the face and kicked her in the leg.

    A woman has been arrested after allegedly assaulting police at the scene of a fire at South Wentworthville last night.
    The blaze was extinguished, and no one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    Checks revealed a 37-year-old woman at the premises had two outstanding warrants for assault, resisting police, intimidating police, and making vexatious phone calls.

  188. None

    Hell hath no fury like two lezzos going hammer and tongs.

    Strap-on and Turkey baster?

  189. None

    Bolt is technically on holidays but he’s been on holidays before and couldn’t stay away from a good story as the election result, Pell appeal and so forth. He was building a new house so maybe the house is finished and he’s just moving in.

  190. Geriatric Mayfly

    From C.L’s Daily Mail link.

    The trigger happy mob are assembling their traumas in advance. And what a surprise -NOT – to see another womyn’s name attached to this bullshit. Are these the same sort of harridans, who back in the day we dismissed as in need of a good——–

    Support groups have warned the appeal could be traumatic for people who have experienced abuse.
    ‘With this appeal, there is a significant risk that many survivors will be triggered as a result, and thrown back into their own trauma, strong emotions and reactions,’ Blue Knot Foundation president Cathy Kezelman said.

  191. Indolent

    I don’t really follow these things but I assume Bolt is on holiday, yes?

    Back next week.

  192. dover_beach

    A lot of whataboutism on ABC radio this morning from ABC listeners re Sekta. Also claim the presenter filling in for Faine, Patricia Kervalis, is biased. No idea that they are reaping what they sowed.

  193. Old School Conservative

    Bolt’s stand-in on the Bolt Report, Ben Fordham often has good items to discuss with an anti-leftist approach.
    However I am turned off by his constant “excited voice” manner, which implies EVERYTHING he says is vital, momentous, and demands attention.

    Yeah, I know, first world problems and all that.

  194. MatrixTransform

    Hell hath no fury like two lezzos going hammer and tongs.

    is a square law.
    lesbians 2×2 -> exponential retardery.

    How a court hearing this gibber could be ‘elevated’ is a mystery.

    Imagine the magistrate going to work … I hate my job.

  195. dover_beach

    Support groups have warned the appeal could be traumatic for people who have experienced abuse.

    Only because they are made to feel and think that this case is all their cases.

  196. MatrixTransform

    This is apparently a world first.

    yeah … for a journalist

  197. notafan

    Wishing to destroy someone else’s embryos is first order vindictiveness

    What are they telling their children?

    Lucky you on the spinning wheel of who gets to live.

  198. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3040742, posted on June 12, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Rafael Trujillo shooting started a trend?

  199. Geriatric Mayfly

    June is busting out all over. Air from the NW tropics sweeps above the Plains of Sodom and the rains fall. No fire and brimstone today from the Lord’s avenging angel.

  200. stackja

    Two giraffes killed by ‘billion-to-one’ lightning strike at Florida wildlife park
    Pathologists said Lily and Jioni died instantly during a storm at Lion Country Safari.

  201. cohenite

    June is busting out all over.

    Give ’em time, the left, especially the alarmist sub-category are professionals at it; see:

    ‘RE-ligion for Rich People’: Green Guru – Michael Shellenberger Slams Hopelessly Unreliable Wind & Solar

  202. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3040746, posted on June 12, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Severe Weather Warning
    for DAMAGING WINDS

    For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

    Issued at 10:25 am Wednesday, 12 June 2019.

    VIGOROUS WINDS ALPINE PEAKS LATER WEDNESDAY

    Weather Situation: Vigorous northwesterly winds will affect Alpine peaks on Wednesday ahead of a cold front approaching from the west. Winds should ease early Thursday with the passage of the front.

    DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h, are expected to develop about the Alpine peaks above 1900 metres from Wednesday afternoon. Winds should ease early Thursday morning.

    BLIZZARDS conditions are possible about the Kosciuszko Main Range early Thursday. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.

    Locations which may be affected include Thredbo Top Station, Kosciuszko Main Range and Bimberi Peak.

  203. Tailgunner

    I don’t have any CFMEU merch, KD. They do some good ones though.
    I’ll stick to my right wing/Pepe/anti- Socialism ones 🙂

  204. Bruce of Newcastle

    No fire and brimstone today from the Lord’s avenging angel.

    Well there’s San Francisco…

    San Francisco hotter than Vegas as it shatters high temp record amid extreme heat wave (via Drudge)

    Gaia is unhappy with San Fran culture or something. Or maybe it’s just to convert all that fecal matter on the sidewalks into nutritious dust.

  205. Tom

    Breaking: the Pinterest.com staffer, who revealed to Project Veritas earlier today that Pinterest has banned pro-life organisation Live Action and, as a further insult, had classified its website a porn site, has been sacked.

    The news was confirmed by Live Action founder Lila Rose on Tucker Carlson Tonight. The relevant Project Veritas video was posted on the Cat early this morning.

  206. Percy Popinjay

    Bwahahahahahahahahahaha! Any former Oz subscribers been contacted by Newscorpse of late? They’ve just rung wanting to fill me in on their latest super cereal subscriber offers.

    I informed them (again) that the j’ism they’re increasingly purveying is garbage and that I did not take kindly to them refusing to post my entirely reasonable comments pointing out the irredeemable idiocy of nongs such as Perfesser von Wrongsolen, the Nuclear Milkman, Souvlaki Savva and Paul “is wrong, again” Kelly. Hence, I would not be interested in taking up a subscription.

    The gall of them.

  207. Top Ender

    Ultimate Loser Department

    Police chase ends when alleged thief crashes into prison farm

    An alleged thief has driven himself straight into jail while trying to escape police.

    The man, Tony Johnson, was caught up in a high-speed police chase, but had his shot at a perfect getaway scuppered when as he tried to evade the long arm of the law, he crashed into the grounds of a minimum security farm.

    Police arrested him as he trampled straight into the paddock of St Helier’s Prison farm in the NSW Hunter Valley.

    Mr Johnson had allegedly stolen a tipper truck from Surry Hills in central Sydney on Monday, and was allegedly spotted by police driving the truck near Gloucester in the Hunter Valley.

    Mr Johnson allegedly dumped the truck at a local property, [but] police didn’t catch up with him until he allegedly fled from a service station in Scone, in the Upper Hunter, without paying yesterday morning, in another stolen vehicle — a Silver Toyota Hilux.

    Two minutes later, a high speed chase came to an abrupt end when he allegedly crossed a nearby rail-line and crashed into the paddocks of the prison, police said.

    The prison farm is a minimum security correctional facility where inmates are taught beef production and vegetable farming.

    Mr Johnson allegedly fled across the fields while police chased him on foot.

    Mr Johnson will face Muswellbrook Local Court today after being charged with 15 offences including stealing a motor vehicle, damaging property, police pursuit, and resisting officer in execution of duty.

    Oz

  208. Bruce of Newcastle

    Paul “is wrong, again” Kelly

    Amusingly he’s actually been writing articles lately which are critical of Labor policies.
    It shows how far off into looneyland the ALP have gone.

  209. Geriatric Mayfly

    Or maybe it’s just to convert all that fecal matter on the sidewalks into nutritious dust.

    What a coincidence. Was just reading about the accumulation of loess in the Mississippi basin. An odd one out as most US loess of glacial origin. Come the day, a thick brown horizon in the soil profile will tell of an organic source blowin’ in the wind.

  210. Shy Ted

    Police have handed out 103 $75 fines in just six hours to gaywalkers, sparking outrage from pedestrians.
    By simply changing 1 letter I’ve created a new crime I could really get behind.

  211. Shy Ted

    Somewhat plagiarized from LL I believe, but this morning for breakfast I’ll be having a dish created using the first woman’s eggs, lightly poached, and a boiled egg from the second woman.

  212. Tom

    I’m sad that CL lives outside Victoria and is unable to drink in the evening weather report from our young blonde edition of Nigella Lawson. Channel Stokes’ Jane Bunn is not only an actual meteorologist, who last night perfectly predicted today’s drenching of Victoria with winter’s first big rainfall, she has a Venutian figure to die for.

    Which leads to regular conversations between me and my golf buddy Tim (similar to the early stages of the Carpe Jugulum’s Q&A fred and the bidding for the arseless chaps) about how well tonight’s outfit highlights or hides her awesome curves. Unfortunately, like many buxom beauties in the public eye, she regularly hides her assets in black.

  213. Cactus

    I just took delivery of “The Complete Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck”, by Dan Rosa. Sometimes it is fun to revisit your childhood and I am very much looking forward to it. Will be interesting to see what resonated so much about Scrooge as a child to me. I have heard it is actually quite a conservative comic.

  214. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘jaywalkers’

    This, IM very HO, is idiocy.

    I will change my view the exact second someone can point out where a dramatic rise in pedestrian deaths AT INTERSECTIONS has occurred.

    The public would quite rightly opine that the cops must have nothing better to do.

  215. Knuckle Dragger

    Of course, men who walk like girls should be locked up and excluded from society.

    Goes without saying.

  216. Top Ender

    Putin joke….

    The internet remains [one of the only] places where Russians can laugh at their leaders, and blogs and websites are full of Putin jokes.

    In one joke currently doing the rounds, Mr Putin calls an aide to his office and says that as he is standing down, arrangements need to be made for every eventuality. He sends his advisers to Israel and instructs them to arrange for him to be buried next to Jesus, whatever the cost.

    After painful negotiations with all the parties involved, the aide returns and says that the plans are sorted but it will cost $10bn. “Ten billion dollars?!” asks Putin incredulously. “For three days?!”

  217. Arky

    Do any of these libertarian types get sex?
    With a woman I mean?
    Are they all thirty something virgins driving Toyota Yarises?

  218. Shy Ted

    Went to a tribute band, The Mersey Beatles, last night. Pretty good show with the Fab 4 looking and sounding quite like the real thing back in the day. Had a guy on keyboards for some reason. Lots of nice young ladies of a similar age with rings on and a smattering of scaries without. Began to rain halfway home, a 1 hour drive, and had the top down on the MR2, which is far superior to the gayMX5, but unusually I hit all green lights so didn’t stop to pop the lid on. Good fun, driving in the rain, topless without getting wet. Noisy bands are no way to win over the fairer sex with wit and banter when you’re getting on a bit. Annual outing for the winklepickers which still have a little bit of dancing magic once you put them on. Felt 18 again at times last night. Felt 80 again, as usual, this morning.

  219. Roberto

    Cactus

    I just took delivery of “The Complete Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck”, by Dan Rosa. Sometimes it is fun to revisit your childhood and I am very much looking forward to it. Will be interesting to see what resonated so much about Scrooge as a child to me. I have heard it is actually quite a conservative comic.

    I loved the Scrooge McDuck comics as a child. The Phantom of Notre Duck was my favourite.

  220. cohenite

    I’m sad that CL lives outside Victoria and is unable to drink in the evening weather report from our young blonde edition of Nigella Lawson. Channel Stokes’ Jane Bunn is not only an actual meteorologist, who last night perfectly predicted today’s drenching of Victoria with winter’s first big rainfall, she has a Venutian figure to die for.

    A couple of very large fronts moving in there.

  221. dover_beach

    From another thread:

    According to the Age he said “He told a meeting of his union’s national executive this week that the work of Ms Batty had led to men having few rights.”

    So this is now a statement that is considered verboten. Speechless.

  222. Dr Faustus

    In Go-you-good-thing News:

    CFMEU boss John Setka won’t resign, says Rosie Batty reports are ‘lies’

    Victorian union official John Setka is reportedly refusing to stand down from his CFMEU role as he accuses the ALP of ‘dirty politics’ for moving to expel him.

    “I represent CFMEU members. They employ me. They’re my bosses. I’m elected to represent them. If people want to expel me out of the Labor Party over false accusations and over things that I’ve never said, well, then, so be it.”

    All right-thinking people must support Aussie John Setka in his struggle against the brutal ALP apparatchiks, for his right to say whatever it was he said without losing his job as a result.

    Someone needs to set up a Crowdfund for him.
    (I am happy to offer a Vegemite jar half-filled with mixed Asian small change as a starter.)

  223. Geriatric Mayfly

    According to the Age he said “He told a meeting of his union’s national executive this week that the work of Ms Batty had led to men having few rights.”

    By implication of course, it includes all the henchlezzos who supported her from the sidelines, media cucks, and those who adorned her person with tribute. Most of them would be in the court of the greatly offended.

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